Chapter 3489: Auxiliaries
After a short complaint, Qiu Jian lifted the disciple with nine stars of talent into the clouds.
An immortal vessel hovered there. It was only a supreme quality immortal artifact, equivalent to the supreme quality saint artifacts of the Saints’ World.
Immortal artifacts of that level were usually used by Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals in the Immortals’ World.
Qiu Jian directly boarded the immortal vessel.
“Senior uncle Qiu has returned.”
“Senior uncle Qiu demonstrated his divine might below and forced back the experts from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens, making them return in low spirits. You’ve truly left us envious of your divine might, senior uncle. Who knows how long it’ll be before we can be so mighty too.”
As soon as Qiu Jian boarded the immortal vessel, many disciples from the Immortal Sect of Sword Control emerged and came to flatter him. They gathered around him and sucked up.
Qiu Jian raised his hand in a rather annoyed manner and said, “Enough, stop going on about these useless things. We’re quite lucky this time, considering how we managed to come across a disciple with nine stars of talent. According to the rules of our Immortal Sect of Sword Control, as long as we can bring back disciples with nine stars of talent for the sect, we’ll receive a bountiful number of contribution points. If we can steal disciples with nine stars of talent from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens, the contribution points will even increase by tenfold.”
Reaching there, Qiu Jian could not help but beam with joy. “You lot, keep a close watch on them. As soon as disciples with nine stars of talent appear, contact me immediately. I’ll give you a hefty reward once we get back to the sect after this!”
“Alrighty, you have nothing to worry about, senior uncle Qiu. We’ll definitely keep a close watch on this. We’ll guarantee that not a single disciple with nine stars of talent joins the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens.”
“Please rest without worry, senior uncle Qiu. Leave the waiting and watching to us.”
A few Daluo Golden Immortals and Xuan Immortals disciples accompanied Qiu Jian back to his cabin with faces filled with respect.
Below, the five Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals hovered over the entrance of the sect. They stared furiously at the immortal vessel hidden in the clouds as if they were tempted to tear all the people in there to pieces.
But shortly afterwards, their fury turned to a deep sense of powerlessness.
The fact that the Immortal Sect of Sword Control had publicly stolen a disciple that should have gone to the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens did not affect the rest of the process. The people who had come to join the sect all knew that the Immortal Sect of Sword Control was stronger, but their standards for recruiting disciples were stricter too.
They could not join the Immortal Sect of Sword Control, which was why they were forced to join the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens.
As for the Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals in the surroundings that were ready to join the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens, they had completely grown accustomed to this sight.
Afterwards, the recruitment process continued. The people went up to the Spiritual Testing Plaque one by one to have their talent tested. Some people passed the first round successfully, but even more failed it.
Apart from the disciple with nine stars of talent at the very beginning, the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens also found a disciple with seven stars of talent. The Immortal Sect of Sword Control was not interested in disciples with seven stars of talent, so they did not come to steal him, which truly led to a celebration among the Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens.
However, on the second day of the testing, blinding light lit up at the entrance of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens again. A second disciple with nine stars of talent had appeared.
This time, the five Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens moved extremely swiftly. As soon as the results appeared, the five of them arrived before the disciple with nine stars of talent. The old man at the centre waved his hand, directly enveloping the disciple with energy before rushing back to the mountain with him without even looking back. All he left behind was his elderly voice. “Nine stars of talent. You are a disciple of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens now.”
“Hahaha, I hereby announce that this disciple belongs to our Immortal Sect of Sword Control. I think that those who are trying to steal people from our Immortal Sect of Sword Control are tired of living.” A streak of light fell down from above as Qiu Jian appeared again.
“We already let you take the disciple from before. Your Immortal Sect of Sword Control better not take things too far.” The four Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens blocked Qiu Jian.
Qiu Jian showed no mercy at all. Killing intent flashed through his eyes as he said coldly, “Who dares to stand in my way? I think you’re all tired of living. Piss off!” As soon as he said that, Qiu Jian shot past the four of them, turning into a streak of light in pursuit.
“Qiu Jian, this is our Sword Sect of Violet Heavens, not your Immortal Sect of Sword Control!” The four Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals were furious. With a flash, they appeared before Qiu Jian again and tried their best to block his path.
Qiu Jian sneered. His eyes were filled with undisguised scorn. He did not continue to chase after them. Instead, he raised his hand slowly with a jade talisman and threatened them. “As long as I crush this jade talisman, an Immortal Monarch of our Immortal Sect of Sword Control will arrive here immediately. Since your Sword Sect of Violet Heavens insists on stealing disciples from our Immortal Sect of Sword Control, I’ll be forced to ask an Immortal Monarch to come.”
When they heard that, the expressions of the four Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens changed, but they continued to hold on without backing down.
At this moment, Qiu Jian used a bit of force. The jade talisman in his hand produced a cracking sound under the burden as if it could shatter at any moment.
“Stop. This is a mere trifle, so why would we need a great elder of the Immortal Sect of Sword Control to settle this? Since your Immortal Sect of Sword Control wants this disciple with nine stars of talent, we’ll let you have him.” At this moment, a voice rang out from the depths of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens, together with the faint pressure of an Immortal Monarch.
“Sect master!” The four Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens paled. The middle-aged woman among them could not help but cry out mournfully, “Sect master, we’ve held back time and time again and swallowed insults, but they keep taking it further. If this continues, when will the humiliation and insult we face ever end?”
“We can be beheaded and we can bleed. We’d rather fight to a satisfying death than continue with this humiliation. Sect master, please lead our Sword Sect of Violet Heavens to truly stand up properly.”
“Hmph, I refuse to believe their Immortal Sect of Sword Control is actually bold enough to destroy our Sword Sect of Violet Heavens. Sect master, please let me face Qiu Jian in battle.”
The Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens roared out furiously. They had all reached the limits of their patience.
“Everything is for the bigger picture. Heed my order!” the sect master of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens said coldly. He ordered them without any emotions at all, much less any room for negotiation.
The old man carried the child in his arms outside the protective formation of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens and was just about to enter it. However, when he heard what the sect master said, he immediately halted. In the end, he let out a secret sigh and returned reluctantly, obediently handing the second child with nine stars of talent over to Qiu Jian.
“I-I want to join the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens,” the child said fearfully.
However, the five Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens all remained silent. They were in low spirits. Meanwhile, Qiu Jian chucked complacently and said, “What’s so great about a shitty sect like the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens? Why don’t you just join our Immortal Sect of Sword Control instead? Our sect is a hundred times stronger.”
In the next moment, Qiu Jian left with the child.
The Sword Sect of Violet Heavens discovered a total of two disciples with nine stars of talent during the recruitment process this time, but they were both taken away by the Immortal Sect of Sword Control like this.
“Sigh!” In the surroundings, many Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals from various places sighed. The Sword Sect of Violet Heavens was far too miserable from the oppression. They could not even recruit any disciples with some proper talent.
Three days later, the first round of testing came to an end. All of the disciples that passed the first test were brought into the sect for the second round of testing.
The old man from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens adjusted his mental state and said, “Now, our Sword Sect of Violet Heavens is planning on recruiting twenty auxiliaries. None of the auxiliaries have to participate in any battles involving the sect or interfere with internal matters. If the sect faces destruction, all of the auxiliaries are free to leave. The auxiliaries only have one duty, which is to spend some time to cooperate with our Sword Sect of Violet Heavens every year to fall into formation and power the Energy-gathering Divine Mountain.”
“As compensation, the auxiliaries are allowed to enter the holy land of our Sword Sect of Violet Heavens to cultivate for a year every century .”
“Once every ten thousand years, they can view the letters of the Immortal Emperors for two hours.”
“Who would like to become an auxiliary of our Sword Sect of Violet Heavens?”
As soon as the old man said that, almost a hundred Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals that had been lurking near the entrance the entire time emerged. They all clasped their fists at the old man with great smiles, striking up small conversations.
“My name is Jin Sang, a core disciple of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens. Greetings, everyone.” The old man from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens cupped his fist. He glanced past the Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals and said sternly, “There are many of you here, far more than what the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens requires. As a result, you’ll have to compete for the twenty spots with your strength. Our Sword Sect of Violet Heavens will choose the twenty strongest fellows as auxiliaries!”
As soon as he said that, the ground began to rumble near the entrance of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens. In the blink of an eye, twenty rings had taken shape.
These rings were produced by a low quality god artifact. They were so tough that even Nine-heavenly Xuan immortals could not destroy them.
The Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortals gathered here looked at one another when they saw the twenty rings. No one stood forward first.
That was because whoever entered first would face an endless stream of opponents. Moreover, they would expose their strength prematurely. Unless they truly possessed overwhelming strength, it would be very difficult for them to last until the very end.
Just as everyone hesitated, a young man in white robes flew up from the crowd and directly made his way over to the first ring. He radiated with the presence of a peak Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortal and said, “I am Jian Chen. I’m willing to become an auxiliary of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens. I am now accepting all of your challenges.”
“I’ll do it!” A while later, a middle-aged man also leapt onto the ring. He cupped his fist at Jian Chen and said, “I am the Lightning Master. I have grasped the Laws of the Sword and the Laws of Lightning. Fellow, you need to be careful.”
As soon as the barrier rose up around the ring, the Lightning Master immediately used the Laws of Lightning. He turned into a bolt of lightning and shot towards Jian Chen.
Jian Chen formed a seal with his hands, and the might of the world suddenly descended.
“A God Tier Immortal Technique. He actually knows a God Tier Immortal Technique…” A series of cries immediately erupted from the ring. For a moment, the way that everyone looked at Jian Chen changed, filled with deep fear.
“But so what if it’s a God Tier Immortal Technique? It takes too long for a Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortal to use a God Tier Immortal Technique . It’s impossible for the Lightning Master to give him that much time.” A Nine-heavenly Xuan Immortal sighed gently in the crowd.
However, before he had even finished saying that, Jian Chen’s God Tier Immortal Technique had already condensed with startling speed. Crescent sword Qi shot through the air, slamming against the Lightning Master who had turned into a bolt of lightning.
With a great rumble, blood sprayed from the Lightning Master’s mouth, having been knocked away by the God Tier Immortal Technique. He slammed heavily against the barrier around the ring.